Running for life: 52 marathons in 52 weeks

Source:Jewish Journal Of all Julie Weiss’ memories of her father, his larger-than-life personality stands out most: Maurice Weiss was a drummer — a regular on the radio by age 5 — a bandleader, a stock broker, and a tennis and racquetball player who took up acting at the ripe age of 70. “Everything he did, he did it big,” she recalled recently with a smile and a shake of her long, blond hair. Now Weiss is following her father’s lead. To raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, from which her father died in 2010, Weiss is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks and donating the funds she raises to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN). Her final race will be the Los Angeles Marathon on March 17. As of Feb. 25, she has raised more than $143,000.
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